Writing music is like learning to ride a horse. You need some education, like how to establish communication with your animal, how to bring the horse from pasture to stable, where to put the saddle. You need a lot of coordination in your steep learning curve. How to balance, what to hold, how to tell the horse to walk, trot, canter. How to move from G minor to A major, how to balance lyrical meter with musical meter. How to move with the beast’s rhythm, to post, kick, tug the reins, signal him for turns. How to keep up the pace and keep moving. Maybe you’ll fall off. Maybe the horse will even get lazy mid-trot and stop, causing you to smash your balls on the saddle horn. But once you get the hang of all those crazy aspects, learn what your animal wants, how to listen to him, and how to make your statements confidently, galloping through that sunlit field feels like flying.